Commonwealth Games Scotland Chief Executive, Jon Doig, and Glasgow 2014 Judo Gold medallist, Euan Burton, have both been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours for 2015 announced today. Jon is awarded an OBE following his work as Chef de Mission at Glasgow 2014, leading Team Scotland to its most successful Games ever. Glasgow was Jon’s fifth Commonwealth Games with Team Scotland and his second as Chef de Mission, having performed the same role at Delhi 2010.
Delighted to receive the honour, Jon Doig said: “When we started out on this journey 12 years ago Commonwealth Games Scotland had two key aims : – to host a Commonwealth Games that had a sport focused, athlete centred approach throughout and for Team Scotland to have its most successful Games ever, performing in front of a home crowd.
“Thanks to the support of Glasgow 2014, Organising Committee partners, sports governing bodies, sportscotland and of course the athletes and staff we were able to deliver on both these commitments. It was a magnificent team effort and I am extremely proud of what we achieved and that the role of CGS has been recognised in this way.”
Euan is awarded an MBE following a distinguished career that culminated in Gold in Glasgow and his role as Team Scotland flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony. A multiple World and European medallist, Euan announced his retirement from sport after the Games and is now focused on passing on his expertise as a development coach with Judo Scotland.
“It’s a brilliant way to end a good career and a great 2014,” the 35-year-old said.”